Card of the Moment #87: So Begins Another World Series Edition
October 24th, 2012 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the number 0, as in how much interest I have in the World Series this year. 1958 Topps #289 Series Hurling Rivals, Lou Burdette & Bobby Shantz Actually, I take that back. Maybe today’s Card of the Moment should be brought to us by the […]

Card of the Moment #86
August 21st, 2012 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the letters S, P and F. And the number 35. If anyone has noticed, I haven’t posted here in about a week and a half. Normally, that could be chalked up to laziness, but this time I have an excuse. I was on vacation, sitting […]

Card of the Moment #85 How (un)Lucky Can One Guy Be Edition
July 17th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets had a lot of good pitchers in the late 60′s and early 70′s. There were guys like Seaver, Koosman, Ryan, McGraw, Gentry and Matlack. Jim McAndrew is not necessarily a name that you would include on that list, but when you’re talking about bad luck players, he might be on the top of […]

Card of the Moment #84
June 26th, 2012 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the number 22. And the number 45. And I’m not talking about the Astro’s record, either. I’ve mentioned several times in the past about how the Houston Colt .45′s is one of my favorite team names ever. Well, I found out a fact today that […]

Card of the Moment #83: The Congratulations to Le Grande Orange Edition
February 8th, 2012 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the letters H, O and F. And of course the color orange. And poutine. 1964 Topps #109 Rusty Staub Yesterday it was announced the Rusty Staub will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Quite honestly, I had no idea such a thing […]

Card of the Moment #82
January 30th, 2012 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the colors green and yellow. And the letter W, although you wouldn’t know it from this card. 1966 Topps #149 Dick Nen Most times, when I’m writing these Card of the Moment posts, I’ll do a search for the player and read through a couple […]

Card of the Moment #81
December 2nd, 2011 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to you by the color blue. And gradients. And water stains. I picked this sucker up off of eBay a while back in exchange for a Washington. 1955 Topps #100 Monte Irvin That’s why today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by water stains. I very […]

Card of the Moment #80
November 13th, 2011 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the color green. And the letter K. Steve “Hoss” Korcheck had a short 4 year Major League career which was broken up by a 2 year stint in the military.  He saw limited action with the Senators from 1954-55 and then again from 1958-59. In […]

Card of the Moment #79
September 22nd, 2011 by slangon

I’m not sure if everybody out there knows this, but the Mets have been tanking pretty hard these last few weeks of the season. I don’t say that I’m not sure that everybody knows this to be ironic or sarcastic. Of course everybody knew it was going to happen. I more say it because they’ve […]

Card of the Moment #78
September 10th, 2011 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the letter B. And icterus galbula. And rope. 1959 Topps #82 Bob Boyd Robert Richard “El Ropo” Boyd spent 9 seasons in the Major Leagues, playing for the White Sox, Orioles, A’s and Braves. Before that, he played for in the Negro National League for the […]